Cal sports cuts: the rugby puzzle (above) In a painful decision aimed at cutting costs, Cal eliminated five varsity sports: of these the championship rugby team may have been the biggest shock.
Big Screen special: Test your Berkeley film knowledge 20 questions on movies with a Berkeley connection. Competition closes Sunday at 5pm.
Annie Leonard: So much stuff, so little time for fun Berkeley author tells us we’re obsessed with stuff and we’re trashing the planet,without making ourselves all that happy.
The Gourmet Ghetto mountain lion: the final word A male lion may have been kicked around by dominant peers is the verdict from a necropsy performed on a big cat killed in Berkeley.
South Berkeley community gathers in wake of murder City leaders and local residents were out in force Wednesday to talk about safety after the  random murder of a man on his 35th birthday in the Adeline corridor.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...